Anonymous
Anonymous asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 2 months ago

Why does everything we eat have the potential to harm us?

For example rice has heavy amounts of arsenic and pesticides, fish contains mercury all these heavy metals can cause mental health issues such as autism.Even our tap water contains these metals and unknown chemicals that can harm us, also fruits and veg have alot of pesticides aswell. Is there any foods out there that are perfectly safe to eat?

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  • 1 month ago

    I feel because humans keep tampering with things, not treating it with care so.... 

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  • LP7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not only manmade toxins in the food but radiation waste from nuclear testing in the late 50's and early 60's permanently in the soil for thousands upon thousands of years.Blowing across the plains into cleaner soil and contaminating it.Yes folks we done excellent job of trashing our home for all life.

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  • 1 month ago

    7.7 billion people use the planet to dump their trash wherever- not much is safe anymore.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Every substance, including pure water, has a concentration at which it becomes toxic to the human body.

    And American industry has release over 80,000 novel chemicals about which we have no idea what their environmental fate may be.

    The EPA used to be on top of all this, but under trump that's gone byebye.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because as soon as you are born you are starting a long slow death in most cases which can last an average of around 90 years.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    corporations, with the help of the 'health' industry dictates what most people eat.

    They've convinced most that they need animal parts, but thousands of healthy vegans are living proof that you don't.

    One of the many reasons why Trump is a terrible person and horrible president is, he's lifted regulations on pesticides and lead.  One pesticide he's ok'd kills bees and there's already a shortage of bees.

    Go vegan, drink filtered water and reduce your risks of contamination and remember to vote against the GOP

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  • 2 months ago

    Sadly, this is all due to mankinds attempts to make things better and to increase production of them.

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  • GTB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    First, the very small amounts of various materials pose no threat. Second, the ability to measure small amounts (trace amounts) has improved markedly and we now know more about trace materials than ever before but we really do not know what concentration is worthy of concern yet people lover to overblow things markedly for numerous and often less than honorable purposes. Nothing is perfectly safe, such is a concept in the mind not in reality and metabolic individuality may make one trace material problematic for one person may not affect many others. I think you worry too much over too little.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because the government okays companies to put certain chemicals (poison) that will slowly kill us into food. Notice hundreds of years ago people weren't getting cancer because there was no such thing. Cancer is a new thing that was created by the elites.

  • 2 months ago

    You eat too much of anything and you could die.

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